Definition of Asian carp
- Feeding on vegetation and plankton, Asian carp—which actually encompasses four varieties of carp—are fast, prolific breeders that can weigh up to 100 pounds and eat several times their body weight a day.
- —Joel Hood, Chicago Tribune, 10 Jan. 2010
- Asian carp were imported in the 1970s to remove pond algae from catfish farms and quickly spread north along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Illinois rivers.
- —Discover, May 2010